Light and other pollution

Under the Environmental Protection Act we are able to investigate and, if necessary, take enforcement action over nuisance caused by light, smoke, dust, steam, smells and other emissions.

You can use our online form to report pollution, including light pollution. You will need to log in or create an account with us if you have not already done so.

When investigating your light or other pollution complaint, we may visit your address to make an assessment of the intrusiveness of the pollution and whether we are able to demonstrate a statutory nuisance.

In the case of light problems, we may take measurements externally to affected bedroom windows and make comparisons to published guidance.  

Where it is not continuous, we may also ask you to complete a diary to demonstrate the frequency of the problem you are experiencing.